Solanum pyracanthum
“Porcupine Tomato”
Solanum pyracanthum “Porcupine Tomato” Solanum pyracanthum “Porcupine Tomato”

Deliciously wicked! Fuzzy bluish-green, attractively lobed leaves held on furry orange stems display festive orangey-red midribs & fabulously fiendish upright thorns. Summer brings bright purple 1” tomato blooms & a golden glow to up the contrast even more! Here in our climate it grows to a branching 3’ x 3’ making a super trippy specimen plant/conversation starter you’ll love to show off. Best in a container I think (5 gal & up). Well drained soil with a bit of compost added. Protect from frost. Native to Madagascar.

Annie


Solanum pyracanthum “Porcupine Tomato”
Sun
Avg.-Low Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 9-11